06/07/2015 05:32 BST | Updated 06/07/2015 06:59 BST

USA Vs Japan Women's World Cup Final Sees Pearl Harbor Comparison Trending On Twitter

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VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: United States of America celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 final match between USA and Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

America’s victory against Japan in the final of the Women’s football World Cup was tainted by a tasteless Twitter trend, likening the match to the outcome of World War Two.

Pearl Harbor began trending in the US during the match and its aftermath as users made the shocking comparison.

A number of people seemed to think drawing the parallel was appropriate…

But far more users were quick to blast those joining in with the trend…

The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the darkest days in US naval history, with the loss of more than 2,500 lives.

The incident saw 353 Japanese aircraft, as well as submarines, battleships and destroyers, attack the US naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.


Sunday's match saw the US beat Japan 5-2 on Sunday before an estimated crowd of 53,341 in Vancouver, Canada.

Japan had beaten England's Lionesses, while the USA beat Germany to secure their places in the final.

Three of those goals were scored by Carli Lloyd, earning the only hat trick in Women's World Cup final history.

Four of those goals were also scored in the first 16 minutes,

Head coach Jill Ellis said after the match: "Pure elation. I'm just so, so proud of this team.

"I'm so happy for them, so happy for every little girl who dreams about this.”

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